The Secretary of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), Babar Yaqoob Fateh Muhammad, announced on Saturday that the biometric verification machines and the electronic voting machines would not be used in the upcoming general elections in 2018.
Biometric Verification Not Available
A sample of the biometric verification machines was used in the recent NA-120 elections in Lahore, and the results were not satisfactory.
Out of the entire voting population of the area, almost 12 percent of the votes could not be verified because the machines could not read several fingerprints.
Keeping this glitch in mind, if the machines are used in the next general elections; out of the entire 100 million voting population, almost around 12…